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HERS Index Rating – Miles Per Gallon For A Home

The energy crisis of 1973 had a dramatic effect on the auto industry.  Congress enacted the Energy Conservation and Policy Act of 1975 to regulate the fuel economy of passenger cars and light trucks.  The government then enacted the Energy Tax Act of 1978 to establish a gas guzzler tax on the sale of new […]

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Blower Door Testing For Indoor Air Quality & Efficiency

With the advent of the 2012 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code), builders are beginning to raise questions about section R402.4.1.2, which states that, “the building or dwelling unit shall be tested and verified as having air leakage rates not exceeding 3 air changes per hour in Climate Zones 3 through 8.”  It further states that, […]

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EPACT Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit Extended!

Are you a builder thinking of building an energy efficient home or are you already building efficient homes?  Are you a renovator looking to rehabilitate a home for energy efficiency?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you will want to read this blog.  The Federal Government has extended this tax credit (2005 […]

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